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Senate close to being ready for tax vote; Saturday DADT vote possible


Senate leadership says it's close to being ready for a vote on the president's tax cut deal. The "framework" had to be turned into actual legislative language, a written bill, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that is completed.

Majority Leader Harry Reid also says he will decide shortly if he will go forward with the Defense Authorization bill which contains the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Things are still unfolding, but Reid indicated a Saturday vote is possible for "cloture" to bring the Defense bill to the floor for the start of debate on that issue.